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So.. I ordered a Diamond 5870 off Amazon thinking I would get a regular 5870 no big deal. It'll have the same stock rectangular blocky cooler, which I wanted to match the other 5870 I have in my case.

Instead, I open up the box, and it's this massive ugly red reference board cooler, with fat cooper pipes shooting out everywhere. Definitely not what I was expecting. I was wondering, who do I contact? Amazon or Diamond? I know it's the same card, but I'm a man of principle, I was lied to. I expected this card...


but instead i get this card...
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1529327

any thoughts? or advice?
post #2 of 30
Yuck. Reference is where it's at.
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that looks nasty
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my thoughts exactly gentlemen.
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Oh and I'd call Amazon first. They listed the wrong item. Doubt they are any reference cards left tho.
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amazon is generally really good with returns, they send me prepaid boxes and all.
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Amazon has the best return system. Return it?
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is there any difference between these reference boards and stock non reference boards? I hear they dont OC as well.
post #9 of 30
They don't OC at all. Maybe with a flash and AfterBurner they will but you won't know until you try.
Get rid of it and get this one, I just did. You can't beat the price and you know it's a reference card with the proper cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102888
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post #10 of 30
that's y u all ways buy good branned gpu such as saphhire asus etc, by far i think diamond and power color are like those "unknown" brands that aren't popular and looks bad.
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